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Gloria L. Meyer

Bethalto 12/01/2013

Gloria L. Meyer, 61, died at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013 at her home in Bethalto. Born September 12, 1952 in Alton, she was the daughter of John and Thelma (Richards) Ray Sr. of East Alton. Gloria worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Donna Boone. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton where she was active in Sunday school and the choir. She was a dedicated foster mother for many years. On August 11, 1973 she married Matt Meyer Jr. in Alton. He survives. Also surviving are seven children, Joyce Meyer of Highland, IL, Janice Ervin (Russell) of Austin, TX, Mark Meyer (Brenda) of Godfrey, Aaron Meyer (Lauren) of Troy, MO, Amy McCaslin (Kyle) of Bethalto, Drew Meyer of Bethalto, and Cheyenne Meyer of Bethalto, four grandchildren, Andrew Richards (Jenna) of East Alton, Matthew Olguin, currently serving with the U.S. Navy, Claire Meyer of Troy, MO, and Ethan Meyer of Troy, MO, and one brother, John “Ed” Ray Jr. of Alton. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton. Private burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, New York, 11714. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

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